Sebastian Vettel knew that his first run in the top 10 shoot-out would be 'hard to beat' and it proved to be just that. The German aborted his final run after it became clear that his top time would remain unchallenged.
Vettel took his 42nd career pole position and sixth of the season on Saturday afternoon. He said in a team statement: 'It was close today. I had a very good lap in Q3 on my first attempt and thought I would find it hard to do better. On my second attempt I caught Kimi on the warm up lap and didn’t have time to drop back, but fortunately the first lap was good enough. Mercedes were strong and seem to be comfortable in the middle sector.'
However the triple world champion...
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